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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345749/the-use-of-social-media-for-campus-safety
#1
Brittany Haupt, Naim Kapucu, Jeffrey Morgan
As public safety communication evolved, each disaster or emergency presented unique challenges for emergency managers and others response to disasters. Yet, a foundational focus is the timely dissemination of accurate information to keep communities informed and able to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover. For the campus community, the increase in bomb threats, active shooter incidents, and geographic-based natural disasters call for the discovery of reliable and cost-effective solutions for emergency information management...
January 2017: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345309/a-survey-of-clinicians-regarding-respiratory-physiotherapy-intervention-for-intubated-and-mechanically-ventilated-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-what-is-current-practice-in-australian-icus
#2
Lisa van der Lee, Anne-Marie Hill, Shane Patman
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause for intensive care unit (ICU) admission resulting in high morbidity and mortality. There is a paucity of evidence regarding respiratory physiotherapy for intubated and mechanically ventilated patients with CAP, and anecdotally clinical practice is variable in this cohort. The aims of this study were to identify the degree of variability in physiotherapy practice for intubated adult patients with CAP and to explore ICU physiotherapist perceptions of current practice for this cohort and factors that influence physiotherapy treatment mode, duration, and frequency...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345152/the-impact-of-seizures-on-epilepsy-outcomes-a-national-community-based-survey
#3
Colin B Josephson, Scott B Patten, Andrew Bulloch, Jeanne V A Williams, Dina Lavorato, Kirsten M Fiest, Mary Secco, Nathalie Jette
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of seizures on persons living with epilepsy in a national, community-based setting. METHODS: The data source was the Survey of Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada (SLNCC), a cohort derived from a national population-based survey of noninstitutionalized persons aged 15 or more years. Participants had to be on a seizure drug or to have had a seizure in the past 5 years to meet the definition of active epilepsy...
March 27, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344945/an-evaluation-of-the-possible-relationship-between-chronic-periodontitis-and-hypertension
#4
M O Arowojolu, O Oladapo, O I Opeodu, S O Nwhator
BACKGROUND: Periodontal diseases have been reported to have a form of reciprocal relationship with the general systemic health, in which case those with some systemic diseases such as hypertension have poorer periodontal health and vice versa. The issue of causal or casual relationship is however yet to be finally resolved. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine any possible relationship between chronic periodontitis and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional assessment of cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference and the carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) was done among 100 consecutive subjects in the echocardiogram unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria over a period of six months...
April 2016: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344355/increased-soil-nutrition-and-decreased-light-intensity-drive-species-loss-after-eight-years-grassland-enclosures
#5
Jingpeng Li, Zhirong Zheng, Hongtao Xie, Nianxi Zhao, Yubao Gao
Enclosures (fenced, grazing or clipping) within a certain period of years are the most common tools for restoration of degraded grasslands in temperate regions. Short-term enclosures can improve biodiversity and productivity by effectively relieving grazing pressure, while long-term enclosures can reduce species diversity. We therefore carried out a field experiment to investigate the specific causes of the reduced species diversity in Hulunbeier grassland of northern China. After eight years of enclosure, the significantly increased soil available nitrogen (AN) and available phosphorus (AvP) in enclosure community reduced nitrogen (N) limitation but most vegetation was still N limited...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342379/association-of-social-support-and-quality-of-life-among-people-with-schizophrenia-receiving-community-psychiatric-service-a-cross-sectional-study
#6
Thurkadevi Munikanan, Marhani Midin, Tuti Iryani Mohd Daud, Riana Abdul Rahim, Abdul Kadir Abu Bakar, Nik Ruzyanei Nik Jaafar, Hatta Sidi, Najwa Baharuddin
OBJECTIVE: To understand the needs of patients with schizophrenia for recovery, this study examined the type and level of social support and its association with quality of life (QOL) among this group of patients in the city of Kuala Lumpur. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 160 individuals with schizophrenia receiving community psychiatric services in Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). The WHOQOL-BREF, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) were used to assess QOL, severity of symptoms and social support, respectively...
February 28, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342170/importance-of-stress-response-genes-to-the-survival-of-airborne-escherichia-coli-under-different-levels-of-relative-humidity
#7
Tsz Wai Ng, Wing Lam Chan, Ka Man Lai
Other than the needs for infection control to investigate the survival and inactivation of airborne bacterial pathogens, there has been a growing interest in exploring bacterial communities in the air and the effect of environmental variables on them. However, the innate biological mechanism influencing the bacterial viability is still unclear. In this study, a mutant-based approach, using Escherichia coli as a model, was used to prove the concept that common stress-response genes are important for airborne survival of bacteria...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341891/homecoming-of-citizen-soldiers-postdeployment-problems-and-service-use-among-army-national-guard-soldiers
#8
James Griffith
The present study described the types and amount of problems and services sought among returned deployed Army National Guard soldiers (4568 soldiers in 50 units). The study responds to gaps in the research literature to better understand community intervention needs of reservists. About half (48%) of the soldiers reported one or two problems, mostly those of psychological well-being, such as feelings of anger and frustration, upsetting memories, and troubled sleep (34% of the study sample), followed by problems of social support (18%), alcohol use (17%), feelings of isolation including suicidal thoughts (13%), and financial difficulties (11%)...
March 24, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341213/lung-cancer-screening-practices-in-north-carolina-ct-facilities
#9
Louise M Henderson, Laura M Jones, Mary W Marsh, Thad Benefield, M Patricia Rivera, Paul L Molina
BACKGROUND: The burden of lung cancer in the United States is staggering, with more Americans dying from lung cancer than the next four most common cancers combined. With endorsement of lung cancer screening by the United States Preventive Services Task Force and reimbursement by CMS, the number screened for lung cancer with low-dose CT (LDCT) is anticipated to rise in the near future. METHODS: In 2015, we conducted a cross-sectional study of mailed surveys to 112 ACR CT facilities across North Carolina to examine recommended guidelines for lung cancer screening, referral patterns, and patient tracking methods...
February 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339989/pain-management-strategies-and-health-care-use-in-community-dwelling-individuals-living-with-chronic-pain
#10
Elizabeth G Mann, Ana Johnson, Ian Gilron, Elizabeth G VanDenKerkhof
Objective. : To describe factors associated with high clinic and emergency room (ER) use among individuals with chronic pain. Design. : This study is part of a larger cross-sectional survey on the epidemiology of chronic pain in Canada. The current analysis was guided by the Andersen-Newman Service Utilization Model. Methods. : Respondents (N = 702) were grouped into high (top 10%) and low (bottom 90%) users based on the number of visits made to clinics and ERs over the past year...
March 3, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339555/an-item-bank-for-abuse-of-prescription-pain-medication-from-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-promis%C3%A2
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Paul A Pilkonis, Lan Yu, Nathan E Dodds, Kelly L Johnston, Suzanne M Lawrence, Thomas F Hilton, Dennis C Daley, Ashwin A Patkar, Dennis McCarty
Objective.:  There is a need to monitor patients receiving prescription opioids to detect possible signs of abuse. To address this need, we developed and calibrated an item bank for severity of abuse of prescription pain medication as part of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS ® ). Methods.:  Comprehensive literature searches yielded an initial bank of 5,310 items relevant to substance use and abuse, including abuse of prescription pain medication, from over 80 unique instruments...
October 8, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339325/community-based-services-and-depression-from-person-environment-fit-perspective-focusing-on-functional-impairments-and-living-alone
#12
BoRin Kim, Sojung Park, B S Jennifer Bishop-Saucier, Msw Carrie Amorim
As communities encourage aging-in-place, community-based services for older adults are expanding. Guided by the Person-Environment Fit perspective, this study investigated the extent to which personal dimension factors (functional limitations, living alone) and environmental dimension factors (community-based services) influence depression among community-dwelling adults. The data came from the 2012 Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative survey of individuals over 51 years old. Our sample was restricted to respondents who participated in the special questionnaire about community-based service utilization (N = 1,710)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338970/woody-plant-ecosystems-under-climate-change-and-air-pollution-response-consistencies-across-zonobiomes
#13
R Matyssek, A R Kozovits, G Wieser, J King, H Rennenberg
Forests store the largest terrestrial pools of carbon (C), helping to stabilize the global climate system, yet are threatened by climate change (CC) and associated air pollution (AP, highlighting ozone (O3) and nitrogen oxides (NOx)). We adopt the perspective that CC-AP drivers and physiological impacts are universal, resulting in consistent stress responses of forest ecosystems across zonobiomes. Evidence supporting this viewpoint is presented from the literature on ecosystem gross/net primary productivity and water cycling...
March 14, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338631/death-of-an-ex-spouse-lessons-in-family-communication-about-disenfranchised-grief
#14
Jillian A Tullis
The death of a loved one is an emotional-laden experience, and while grief and mourning rituals are less formal today in many communities, there remain some social norms for individuals to process loss. The death of an ex-family member, such as a former spouse, is more complicated and expectations for how to respond are fraught with uncertainty. While grief has been studied and is primarily understood as an individual cognitive process, scholars in sociology and communication are considering the ways in which grief and mourning are social and take place in dialogue with others...
March 24, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337929/a-public-health-approach-in-responding-to-the-spread-of-helium-suicide-in-hong-kong
#15
Paul S F Yip, Qijin Cheng, Shu-Sen Chang, Esther Sze Tsai Lee, Chui-Shan Carmen Lai, Feng Chen, Yik-Wa Frances Law, T M Eric Cheng, Sau Mee Chiu, Y L Jeff Tse, Ka-Wai Raymond Cheung, Man-Li Tse, Peter R Morgan, Philip Beh
BACKGROUND: The use of the helium suicide method has been increasing in popularity in Hong Kong since 2012. We have learned a valuable lesson in curbing the spread of charcoal burning (CB) suicide in the past 15 years and hope to prevent the helium suicide method from taking off in the community. AIMS: To document what actions have been taken to contain the spread of the helium suicide method and review the preliminary impact of these actions. METHOD: We adopted a public health approach by engaging stakeholders from multiple sectors, including the police force, the fire services department, coroners, pathologists, mass media, and online media outlets...
March 24, 2017: Crisis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337829/peer-bullying-in-seniors-subsidised-apartment-communities-in-saskatoon-canada-participatory-research
#16
Donna Goodridge, Jennifer Heal-Salahub, Elliot PausJenssen, George James, Joan Lidington
Given that 'home' is the major physical-spatial environment of many older adults and that home, social and neighbourhood environments are well-recognised to impact both the ability to age in place and quality of life in this population, a better understanding of the nature of social interactions within seniors' communal living environments is critical for health promotion. This paper describes a two-phase participatory research study examining peer bullying by older adults conducted in April and May, 2016. Responding to needs expressed by tenants, the objectives of this study were to identify the nature, prevalence and consequences of peer bullying for tenants of two low-income senior apartment communities...
March 23, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337406/the-influence-of-health-concern-on-travel-plans-with-focus-on-the-zika-virus-in-2016
#17
Nicole J Olynk Widmar, S R Dominick, Audrey Ruple, Wallace E Tyner
Tourists consider many factors, including health, when choosing travel destinations. The potential for exposure to novel or foreign diseases alone can deter travelers from selecting high-risk locations for disease transmission. The 2015-2016 Zika Virus (ZIKV) outbreak in the Americas and Caribbean prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This study investigated factors that may contribute to travel avoidance to areas experiencing ZIKV transmission while also considering different levels of health concern and awareness among groups with varying demographics...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337038/pilot-study-of-methods-for-assessing-unmet-secondary-health-care-need-in-new-zealand
#18
Philip Bagshaw, Susan Bagshaw, Christopher Frampton, Robin Gauld, Terri Green, Charlotte Harris, Andrew Hornblow, Ben Hudson, Antony Raymont, Ann Richardson, Carl Shaw, Les Toop
AIMS: In this pilot study, the primary aim was to compare four potential methods for undertaking a national survey of unmet secondary healthcare need in New Zealand (one collecting data from GPs, and three from community surveys). The secondary aim was to obtain an estimate of the prevalence of unmet secondary healthcare need, to inform sample size calculations for a national survey. METHODS: An electronic system was set up for GPs in Christchurch (Pegasus PHO) and Auckland (Auckland PHO) to record cases of unmet need as encountered in clinics...
March 24, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336158/-acetaminophen-knowledge-use-and-overdose-risk-in-urban-patients-consulting-their-general-practitioner-a-prospective-descriptive-and-transversal-study
#19
Lauriane Cipolat, Ouriel Loeb, Clotilde Latarche, Elise Pape, Pierre Gillet, Nadine Petitpain
INTRODUCTION: Acetaminophen is the most involved active substance in both unintentional and intentional drug poisoning. However, its availability outside community pharmacies is being debated in France. METHODS: We made, via a self-administered questionnaire, a prospective assessment of knowledge, use and acetaminophen overdose risk in patients consulting their general practitioner, in the Metz Métropole urban area, between May 2015 and February 2016. We estimated the prevalence of potential unintentional overdosage by capture-recapture method...
February 20, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335823/the-forge-ahead-clinical-readiness-consultation-tool-a-validated-tool-to-assess-clinical-readiness-for-chronic-disease-care-mobilization-in-canada-s-first-nations
#20
Mariam Naqshbandi Hayward, Selam Mequanint, Jann Paquette-Warren, Ross Bailie, Alexandra Chirila, Roland Dyck, Michael Green, Anthony Hanley, Jordan Tompkins, Stewart Harris
BACKGROUND: Given the astounding rates of diabetes and related complications, and the barriers to providing care present in Indigenous communities in Canada, intervention strategies that take into account contextual factors such as readiness to mobilize are needed to maximize improvements and increase the likelihood of success and sustainment. As part of the national FORGE AHEAD Program, we sought to develop, test and validate a clinical readiness consultation tool aimed at assessing the readiness of clinical teams working on-reserve in First Nations communities to participate in quality improvement (QI) to enhance diabetes care in Canada...
March 23, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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